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Letter from the Editor: Problems bring opportunity

publication date: Jan 1, 2004
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The incursion of agribusiness into organic production has created competition for local growers; we did such a good job of educating consumers on the value of organic food that we now risk having people think the certified-organic label on shipped-in produce makes it as good as what they can buy at the farmers’ market.
In addition, meaningless labels are being created to confuse consumers. See the story on page 18 about the Hudson Institute’s new “Earth Friendly/Farm Friendly” labeling program. The cynicism takes one’s breath away.

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